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  Moorea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society archipelago, 17 km (roughly 9mi) northwest of Tahiti.
Moorea's Temae airport (MOZ) has connections to the international airport in Papetee and onward to other Society Islands.
Charles Darwin was inspired for his theory regarding the formation of coral atolls when looking down upon Moorea standing on a peak on Tahiti.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moorea   (261 words)

 Moorea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Moorea’s magnificent beauty covers an area of 136 sq.km (53 sq.miles), with a paved coastal road extending 60 km.
The interior island safari tours show you Moorea’s most breathtaking scenery, with views from Le Belevedere Lookout of Mt. Rotui, Cook’s Bay, Opunohu Bay and the fertile Opunohu Valley, with its agricultural farms and miles of spiky green pineapple plants that decorate the mountain slopes.
Most of the activities in Moorea are arranged by your hotel, and are sometimes included in their program or sold as optional choices.
www.infotahiti.com /mooreaa.htm   (494 words)

 Moorea travel guide and Moorea map by The Tahiti Traveler
Moorea, sometimes described as a huge garden with tropical scents, is covered by trees, carefully maintained gardens, beautiful fare with pandanus roofs, cool rivers and waterfalls.
Moorea is surrounded by a reef barrier offering 12 different passes among which the pass of Vaiare used by the ferries.
Moorea lagoon is perfect to practise all kind of nautical activities (snorkelling, diving, jet-ski…).
www.thetahititraveler.com /islandguide/mooreaintro.asp   (745 words)

 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The majority of the 12,000 residents of Moorea live on the coast, and the fact that there are no towns or cities in Moorea adds to the overall charm.
Modern Moorea is a country that survives economically primarily because of tourism.
Moorea is surrounded by an offshore coral reef, and the island encloses a serene, sparkling blue lagoon.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/wwdest/overview.cfm?recordID=29   (414 words)

 Moorea Information
Moorea’s lagoon, along with Bora Bora’s, is one of the most beautiful in the Society Islands, and harbors 3 "motus" (small islands).
Moorea is an island of Volcanic origin, situated 11 miles Northwest of Tahiti and has a circumference of 37 miles.
Moorea is a garden of permanent flowers (hibiscus, tiares, pink laurel, etc.) There are numerous coconut groves throughout the island, along with pineapple, grapefruit, and vanilla plantations.
www.gotahiti.com /islands-moorea.htm   (1026 words)

 Tahiti: Moorea
The merciful gods turned it into the island of Moorea (which means "golden lizard") one of the true jewels of French Polynesia.
The mountain slopes of Moorea are covered by pineapple plantation and at water level, white sandy beachers border crystal clear lagoons.
Moorea has many talented artisans whose creations are sold in boutiques and privately owned shops around the island.
www.janeresture.com /tahiti_moorea   (492 words)

 Geographic Guide Oceania - Photos of Sydney, Fiji - Queenstown - Moorea and Vanuatu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Moorea is a volcanic island in the French Polynesia, with about 132 km² of area.
Moorea's rugged dramatic beauty is attributed to an explosion of a great volcano in the past.
Afareaitu, the main village, is in the Moorea's east coast.
www.geographicguide.com /oceania.htm   (1324 words)

 Complete Guide to Moorea Island - Tahiti Sun Travel
Moorea Island is the perfect setting for the ultimate in romantic getaways for newlyweds or newly found romances.
Located a mere 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of the island of Tahiti, Moorea is a triangular shaped island encircled by a lagoon of translucent green, fringed by an azure blue Polynesian sea.
Moorea's Tiki Village for Tahitian dancing and performance art, dolphin encounters at Dolphin Quest, or experience Humpback whales and dolphins with Dr.
www.mooreaisland.com   (1273 words)

 Moorea Visitors Bureau - Moorea, Tahiti, French Polynesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Moorea is one of the world's most exotic islands and has many things to do and see.
Moorea, which has often been likened to James Michener's mythological island of Bali Ha'i, is a small island jewel of the vast ocean that can be perceived in one loving glance.
To her sister island of Tahiti, Moorea presents a fresh young face in the pink glow of dawn.
www.gomoorea.com   (193 words)

 French Polynesia, Moorea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although it is only 17km from Tahiti and regarded as her sister island, Moorea maintains its natural beauty and tranquility.
The mountain slopes of Moorea are covered with pineapple plantations and at water level, white sandy beaches border crystal clear lagoons.
Moorea's quiet tranquillity will soothe your senses, for life is easy and slow moving here, yet Moorea offers a variety of entertainment and recreation.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /fr_polynesia/about_destin/moorea.html   (894 words)

 Islands.com | Moorea
Moorea's lagoon may not be as spectacular, but the island is more lush, the mountainous landscape just as dramatic, and its two magnificent bays on the north shore (Opunohu and Cook's) are the stuff of sailors' dreams.
DIVING Sharks are a regular feature on most Moorea dives, and at Tiki, a place that lies beyond the reef off the northwestern coast, you can always count on seeing fl-tipped reef sharks and lemon sharks (some up to ten feet long), plus a full house of tropical fish.
The background on Moorea is limited, but the main home page here is a window to scads of information about French Polynesia, from the lesser-known outer islands to a Tahitian language sampler.
www.islands.com /moorea   (679 words)

 Journal: Moorea
Moorea is another one of the Society Islands, a short sail from Tahiti in French Polynesia
Moorea is the most dramatically beautiful island we've visited to date.
Hugo, our divemaster, said she was the largest moray around Moorea and was 10 years old - which I gathered was old for a moray - and she was completely blind.
www.svfelicity.com /journal/moorea.htm   (2009 words)

Complete Guide to Moorea Island-Tahiti Sun Travel Take some quality time as you browse the pages and information of our site and enjoy your stay.
Moorea is considered a paradise of peace and beauty.
Moorea Island - tourism guide with what to do and see, transportation, and where to stay.
www.travelersdigest.com /moorea.htm   (276 words)

 Tahiti and Moorea map and information page by World Atlas
Tahiti and Moorea, part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, are widely considered by many travelers to be the ultimate escape destination.
The Society Islands (as a group) were first explored by Captains Cook and Bligh, but they were made truly famous by the paintings of the artist, Paul Gauguin, and by the words of author, James A. Michener.
Moorea, with a very similar landscape, is commonly reached by ferry from Tahiti.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/oceania/tahiti.htm   (409 words)

 Moorea - Society Islands - French polynesia - inooi.com
Moorea - Society Islands - French polynesia - inooi.com
Moorea accomodates you any smile in his softness of living.
Its beaches, its coconuts, its rock circuses engraved by the winds, its lagoons with the colors changeantes gave him the reputation moreover blle island of the Pacific.
perso.inooi.com /v2/fr/moorea/pomo.php   (124 words)

 MooreaTriathlon.com - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Tahiti Moorea Triathlon is the perfect event for anyone looking to get away to a tropical destination for an unforgettable winter vacation.
The experience is combined with the opportunity to compete in a unique, half-distance triathlon during what is traditionally the off-season for triathlon abroad.
Moorea is the best-kept secret of the trio of famous French Polynesian islands.
www.mooreatriathlon.com   (183 words)

 MOOREA - Moorea travel info, Moorea vacation, Moorea Honeymoon, Moorea Hotels and Resorts
There is no town to speak-of on Moorea, but you will find a few areas along the road with clusters of shops selling miscellaneous goods, local crafts and colorful hand printed fabrics (pareos).
Moorea's loveliest beaches are located between the Moorea Village and the Hotel Beachcomber, as well as near the Sofitel Ia Ora (between the airport and the boat terminal).
Moorea is a must, if only for a day's visit, and is even better if you can heed her special call for a longer stay.
www.tahititravel.com /moorea.html   (1728 words)

 Cruise Critic Destinations: Moorea
Dominated by spiky mountain peaks, turquoise lagoons and lush tropical foliage, Moorea is the favorite port of call in French Polynesia for many cruise passengers and crew.
It's said that the idyllic Bali Hai was based on Moorea, and the island looks the way you probably imagine a tropical paradise to look (even unsightly power cables are buried underground to further the paradisiacal effect).
Water-based tour operator Moorea Mahana Tours (689-56-20-44, www.mooreamahanatour.com) offers boat trips to a motu for a barbeque lunch and swimming with stingrays.
www.cruisecritic.com /ports/newport.cfm?id=37   (948 words)

 Moorea : Introduction | Frommers.com
Only 20km (12 miles) west of Tahiti, Moorea is an island so stunningly beautiful that Hollywood often uses stock shots of its jagged mountains, deep bays, and emerald lagoons to create a South Seas setting for movies that don't even take place in French Polynesia.
Geologists attribute Moorea's rugged beauty to a great volcano, the northern half of which either fell into the sea or was blown away in a cataclysmic explosion, leaving the heart-shaped island we see today.
Most of the island's 12,000 or so residents live on its fringing coastal plain, many of them in small settlements where lush valleys meet a lagoon enclosed by an offshore coral reef.
www.frommers.com /destinations/moorea/0157010001.html   (358 words)

Moorea lies in the the windward Society Islands a little more than 10 miles west of Tahiti across the "Sea of the Moon." If you are fortunate enough to be sitting on the right side of the plane
Heart shaped Moorea has beautiful white sand beaches, deep cut bays nestled between volcanic peaks and all the amenities to make an island holiday a once in a lifetime memory.
Moorea is actually the remnant of what was once the south rim of a volcano and is considerably older in geological terms than Tahiti, its sister island.
www.anniebees.com /Tahiti/Moorea.htm   (699 words)

 Wilshire Grand Hotel - Point Moorea Lounge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Point Moorea is a unique upscale high-energy lounge styled after the popular Tiki bars of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Point Moorea is three unique lounges in one.
Point Moorea is a great place for your private parties or special events.
www.wilshiregrand.com /english/restaurants/pointmoorea.html   (90 words)

 Summer in Moorea, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A tiny snapshot of life on Moorea at the UC Berkeley Richard B. Gump South Pacific Biological Field Station.
Mt Rotui is this 899meter mountain that sits on the northern-center edge of Moorea.
It is a ridge hike which means you hike along this knife ridge that is only about two meters wide usually with dropoffs of 200 meters or more on each side.
www.magmaweb.com /moorea2003   (586 words)

 Oceania French Polynesia Moorea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Magic Moorea - A series of nice photos and an offer from a personal tour guide to show visitors the magic of Moorea.
Moorea Digital Flora Project - A catalog of the plants found on the island, with photos, habitat, growing location, descriptions and line drawings.
Moorea Fun Dive - Diving at club in Moorea, includes details and prices of dives, equipment, instructors, locations and accommodation.
www.iper1.com /iper1-odp/scat/id/Regional/Oceania/French_Polynesia/Moorea   (445 words)

 Honeymoon planning tips, advice and information at Perfect Pair-adise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Moorea is just a ferry trip across the bay from the main island of Tahiti.
The island of Moorea is green and very mountainous.
Island trips, in jeep safaris, will show you the beauty of the island as well as the local traditions.
www.perfectpair-adise.com /islandinfo.php?islandID=24   (294 words)

 Mooreaequine.com | Designer Horse Blankets and More
MOOREA is a departure point, an escape from the ordinary.
At Moorea we specialize in designer dress sheets created with the uniqueness of the individual in mind.
As our community expands, so will our offerings with new blankets and other products which compliment Moorea shoppers' sense of style on and off the horse.
www.mooreaequine.com   (79 words)

 Club Bali Hai Moorea Hotel, Tahiti, French Polynesia - Moorea Vacation Packages Best Rates
Moorea is the most gorgeous of tropical paradises and, at just ten minutes away by plane, it's also very convenient to the main island of Tahiti and its capital, the popular destination of Papeete.
At the Club Bali Hai Hotel in Moorea, we have spacious, authentically Tahitian accommodations and host weekly activities for our guests including one of the best Polynesian Dance Shows in all of Tahiti.
After you take a look through these pages, we know you'll agree that Moorea is the one island you must visit when taking a vacation to Tahiti and that the Club Bali Hai Hotel in Moorea is the place that you must stay when you're here.
www.clubbalihai.com   (396 words)

 Tahiti Honeymoons - Tahiti Weddings — Tahiti overwater bungalows - Tahiti Vacation Packages - Tahiti Islands — Tahiti ...
Moorea is a stunning jewel of jagged peaks, rising majestically from a sapphire sea.
InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea, previously known as the Beachcomber, provides guests with a choice of deluxe rooms or bungalows.
Moorea's newest Polynesian-style resort encompasses a lovely landscaped setting with garden, beach and spacious over water bungalows on beautiful Sheraton Moorea Lagoon with exceptional views of Opunohu and Cook's Bay.
www.visit-tahiti.com /moorea   (491 words)

 Sailing, Boat Charters and Marine Info- Moorea Island- Tahiti Sun Travel Network
Moorea has a good number of sailing charter options, yachts, and private boat excursions and packages for just about every boating or sailing experience you can dream of.
Moorea has a limited selection of professional yachting or boating businesses and services for the same reasons it has only one marina.
Of course, Moorea is a Windward island, so it won't really help you with this area much except as a general point of interest.
www.mooreaisland.com /sailing.html   (1216 words)

 Villa en location sur ile privee, Moorea, Tahiti Polynesie. Rent a private vacation villa at Moorea private island ...
Dans l'eau turquoise du lagon de l'île de Moorea, en Polynésie française, parmi les poissons et les coraux multicolores, surgit un îlot tropical privé (un Motu en tahitien) sur lequel, dissimulée derrière les cocotiers aux palmes vert émeraude, se cache une villa de rêve jouxtant une blanche plage de corail, bercée par les alizés.
Among the multicoloured fishes and corals in the turquoise-blue waters of the lagoon of the Island of Moorea, in French Polynesia, a small dream islet (Motu in tahitian) rises majestically out of the water, lushly adorned with tropical flowers and emerald green coconut palms.
Nestled in the heart of a green haven on this motu, overhanging a white sandy beach, framed by palm trees, is hiding an amazing polynesian villa wafted by the soft sea breezes, the trade winds.
www.villacorallina.com   (246 words)

 Moorea French Polynesia locator map and information page by World Atlas
Moorea French Polynesia locator map and information page by World Atlas
Status Moorea is the neighbor island of Tahiti and an important part of French Polynesia, a French overseas possession, claimed in 1843.
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www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/islands/pacifics/moorea.htm   (283 words)

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